The website of the Cebu Eskrima Society debunks the whole "kali" myth nicely:

Especially interesting are the following articles--"New Theories on the Origins of Eskrima" by Celestino Macachor, and "The Origins of Eskrima" by Ned Nepangue, M.D., here:

And Machacor and Nepangue had finally finished their excellent book, Cebuano Eskrima--Beyond the Myth, which is available here:



edited to fix link

Edited by MattJ (05/24/07 11:23 AM)